Regional News

Tue 2 Mar 2021

WATCH: How CQ firefighters prepare to save lives on roads

Premium Content WATCH: How CQ firefighters prepare to save lives on roads

The training builds capacity in rural communities where there are often highway accidents.

‘Macho posturing’: 300 walk away from militant union

Premium Content ‘Macho posturing’: 300 walk away from militant union

In a unanimous decision, 300 delegates of the CFMMEU’s strong Mining and Energy Division decided to split with the union.

INQUEST: Probe into fatal bus crash begins today

Premium Content INQUEST: Probe into fatal bus crash begins today

Proserpine teen Casey Brown died when the public bus he was riding crashed and rolled in 2016.

Grandstanding, petty Premier ignores facts: Frydenberg

Premium Content Grandstanding, petty Premier ignores facts: Frydenberg

Annastacia Palaszczuk may be entitled to her own opinions but not her own facts when it comes to JobSeeker and economic support, writes Josh Frydenberg.

‘Overkill’: Father breaks driver’s nose over water spray

Premium Content ‘Overkill’: Father breaks driver’s nose over water spray

A father openly trembled as he sat in a courtroom dock over a brutal attack on another driver during a wet weather road rage attack.

Labor deputy’s admission on Queensland coal

Premium Content Labor deputy’s admission on Queensland coal

The Labor Party might not enjoy being associated with pro-coal politics, but its deputy federal leader has made a frank concession.

How Queenslanders left their Govt for dead in COVID recovery

Premium Content How Queenslanders left their Govt for dead in COVID recovery

As the Premier trades barbs with the federal Treasurer, shocking figures show how Queenslanders took economic security into their own hands during the pandemic.

Reef Festival dates locked in after 2020 COVID cancellation

Premium Content Reef Festival dates locked in after 2020 COVID cancellation

The Great Barrier Reef Festival is moving full steam ahead and the committee is on the hunt for new volunteers.

Whitsunday town to be case study for sea level rise project

Premium Content Whitsunday town to be case study for sea level rise project

The council’s Climate Hub is driving a project that is set to look at the options and costs of climate change adaptation.

NAMED: Everyone appearing at Grosvenor Mine blast inquiry

Premium Content NAMED: Everyone appearing at Grosvenor Mine blast inquiry

The hearings will explore high potential incidents of methane exceedances that occurred at Anglo American’s underground mine.

‘Above normal’ bushfire potential for Mackay Whitsunday

Premium Content ‘Above normal’ bushfire potential for Mackay Whitsunday

The Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has issued a red alert for the region from March to May.

‘Extinct’ native bee found at Eungella after 100 years

Premium Content ‘Extinct’ native bee found at Eungella after 100 years

‘They blew me away’: Meet the 28-year-old Queensland PhD student who tracked the east coast in a thought-to-be-impossible quest

FULL LIST: Bowen Magistrates Court appearances today

Premium Content FULL LIST: Bowen Magistrates Court appearances today

Here is a list of matters listed at Bowen Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Mon 1 Mar 2021

Whitsunday father of two busted with homegrown dope plants

Premium Content Whitsunday father of two busted with homegrown dope plants

He told the court he used the drug to help him sleep because prescription medication had not worked for him.

Union wants mine inquiry to include Moranbah North scrutiny

Premium Content Union wants mine inquiry to include Moranbah North scrutiny

The CFMEU has also raised concerns about the Board of Inquiry, saying workers were ‘too scared’ to give evidence for fear of being targeted.

What potential cyclone means for Whitsundays, Mackay weather

Premium Content What potential cyclone means for Whitsundays, Mackay weather

Meteorologist explains how much rain is expected to fall in the region as a tropical low expected to develop into a cyclone tracks north.

Queensland's worst fine dodgers revealed

Premium Content Queensland's worst fine dodgers revealed

The value of unpaid speeding fines in Queensland is skyrocketing, with the state’s debt collection agency now owed $253.8m. SEE THE TOP OFFENCES.

Qld vaccines ‘on track’ despite lagging behind NSW

Premium Content Qld vaccines ‘on track’ despite lagging behind NSW

Despite the state lagging behind NSW in its delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says we are on target.

Why Treasurer is ‘out of touch’ with Queenslanders

Premium Content Why Treasurer is ‘out of touch’ with Queenslanders

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s failure to extend JobKeeper proves Queensland is not getting a fair go from Canberra, writes Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Queensland’s top earning suburbs: See how you compare

Premium Content Queensland’s top earning suburbs: See how you compare

City workers usually earn more than those in the regions, but that is changing. Check your postcode and see the average salaries nearby.

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